DISCLAIMER: You are responsible for your own actions. I AM NOT responsible for any damage that you could possibly cause to your computer or laptop by trying anything outlined below.
Upon doing some research, I found THIS Instructable, detailing how to mount and unmount drives using the Windows command
First, open Command Prompt as Administrator.
Run the command
mountvol and take note of the volume name above the drive letter that you want to mount/unmount (e.g.
To unmount a drive, type
mountvol [DriveLetter] /p. Be sure to replace
[DriveLetter] with the letter assigned to the drive you wish to unmount. (For example,
To mount a drive, type
mountvol [DriveLetter] [VolumeName]. Make sure you replace
[DriveLetter] with the letter you wish to mount the drive to (for example,
[VolumeName] with the volume name you noted in Step 2.
This is an example of two simple batch scripts you could use to mount and unmount the drive of your choice.
In order to make the batch files work, you will need to run them with administrative privileges, or the batch file will return an
Access Denied error.
REM Be sure to change this to the drive you want to unmount!
echo Unmounting Drive...
mountvol %drive% /p
echo Drive Unmounted!
REM Be sure to change this to the drive letter you want to mount the drive to!
REM Be sure to change this to the Volume Name of the drive you want to mount!
echo Mounting Drive...
mountvol %drive%: %volume%
echo Drive Mounted!
Make sure you alter the batch files at the top before running them, to make sure you are mounting/unmounting the correct drive.
Do NOT use
/D, which only removes the drive letter assignment. Use
/p Removes the volume mount point from the specified directory,
dismounts the volume, and makes the volume not mountable.
You can make the volume mountable again by creating a volume